Skip to comments.Wakefield's paper linking MMR vaccine and autism a fraud
Posted on 01/05/2011 8:25:06 PM PST by Melissa 24
Dr. Andrew Wakefield's 1998 report in the journal Lancet purporting to show a link between autism and the vaccine for measles, mumps and rubella "was based not on bad science but on a deliberate fraud," says Dr. Fiona Godlee, editor in chief of BMJ, formerly the British Medical Journal, in an editorial published Tuesday. The editorial accompanies the first of three reports by British investigative journalist Brian Deer that document how Wakefield manipulated data in his attempts to prove something that he "knew" before he started his research. Most of the information in the reports has been published previously, but the recent publication of the General Medical Council's 6-million-word transcript of the hearing in which Wakefield's license to practice medicine in Britain was revoked allowed the editors of BMJ to peer-review Deer's reports and confirm the extensive falsifications in the original Lancet paper.
"The sad thing is, his work has influenced a lot of people," said Dr. Peter Hotez of the Sabin Vaccine Institute in New York City. "If you do a Google search of vaccines, so much of what you see are anti-vaccine sentiments using Wakefield's work as a basis for it, and as a result, children are having vaccines withheld. It's tragic."
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Chidren died and Doctor Wakefied should be fried!
Behavior of this sort from so-called “scientists” isn’t surprising. Sadly, it’s becoming more common. Just look at the AGW crusaders, the FDA, etc.
The money trail must always be followed. Mistakes happen but I’ve developed a deep distrust of scientists and the grant/tenure process.
BS. My wife’s best friend has a boy who was basically just above catatonic. I saw this little man multiple times. He was basically retarded. She became very active in the autism community in TX and detoxed her son. This boy is now as normal as any kid.
We had twin girls almost 7 years ago. Due to this intimate experience we spread out the vaccinations and didn’t give some. One of my girls seems to have Aspergers. The other is sharp as a whip. I’m working on getting her right, because it can be done.
What I take from this is that mercury affects people differently. Basically, genetics.
Take your outrage elsewhere.
Of course we will see the good doctor’s lawyer friends up on the docket with him. Won’t we?
I totally agree, this is not a joke at all.
From the Sabin Institute’s web page
“We develop new vaccines”
yeah - no bias and conflict of interest there.
Read the ingredients of vaccines...that should tell you all you need to know.
there was a second study done based on this first one. The second confirmed the findings of the first. None of the crap about retractions and fraud have been aimed at the second, and better study, which only underscored the conclusions of the first study.
Voodoo works everytime doesn’t.
I’m with you....so many shots....and the giving of them at such a young age....who knows what effects?
The only people who condemn the studies come from pharma backgrounds, and government types who want to nanny our children for us.
I have not given any vaccinations to my 7 year old daughter, her little immune system is as it should be and works incredibly well.
I don’t understand your response.
it’s so much better to use our children as voodoo dolls for the pharmaceutical companies bottom line isn’t it?
What second study?
How do you detox,and the wife’s best friend, detox your children? Do you have any links to information on this that you could provide?
I think they’re playing the game of large numbers. It only affects a “relative” few. But those it affects is beyond devastating. I took my girls to a movie two nights ago and I’m watching one of my girls watching this movie out of the side of her eye, half the time. She’s as sweet a girl as you’d ever meet but she’s not all there. I blame the shots. Her twin sister is a miniature Martha Stewart and is basically about 5 yrs older than her age.
It’s the same agitprop as was made against McCarthy....Nothing fraudulent by Wakefield...AT ALL. Big pharma (and government) will lose BILLIONS of dollars if there is a link between Autism and vaccinations. Are you so naive?????
Government and Big Pharma are in league to destroy everyone who DARE say there is any causation. WHY??????? Science is SUPPOSED to be debated! It should be in the open—DEBATED!!!!! and all those doctors that have said their COULD be a link, such as Wakefield, need NOT be vilified and destroyed because he DARED voice an opinion that DARED to say there could be a relationship.....EVIL, EVIL WAKEFIELD?????? WRONG. EVIL EVIL GOVERNMENT and Big Pharma in collusion mandating shots that intentionally harm children and hiding all studies that indicate a connection (like GW) Peer review articles?????? right-—just like those peer reviewed hockey stick articles.
They should be in prison for mandating HEP B shots for one day old healthy infants who have no brain barrier to keep the KNOWN toxins that are in every vaccine— out of the brain.
Little children can only tolerate some toxins before it overloads their systems and since the 80’s (when Autism spiked) we have been flooding their little systems with all these known toxins....for what—oh, hep B?????? Diarrhea??? We are giving shots that were made for 3rd worlders ONLY TO MAKE A PROFIT FOR BIG PHARMA!!!!!!!N 3x’s in how many months for those hep B shots.....A CRIME!
By the way, I did a report on the Wakefield study when I was in college. I would believe him WAY before any ginned up “proof” dug up by the Big Pharma groups and paid off govt. officials. He was set up and vilified like everyone who DARES go off the reservation Neo-Marxists agenda.
There is a government agenda to drug all our little boys....all the independent, high IQ “bored” ones. It is intentional. They don’t want future George Washington’s and Ben Franklins and heaven help them if a real man like John Wayne exists.
Cultural Marxists control our government and they are intentionally trying to destroy the family unit....what better way than to create babies who are in constant pain and scream constantly (some vaccination results). Where is common sense.
Our son received the MMR triple dose vaccine at 12 months. This was far too early. He is high functioning, but definitely autistic. Right after those injections, we started seeing changes in him, but didn’t put any of together until much later.
Our daughter, who is now 23 received only 11 shots before age 2. Our youngest w/ autism: received 22-23 injections before age 2.
Makes you wonder.
That’s why I asked. My son is also high functioning but autistic. His sister is not. The question I have is how to check for heavy metal contamination and what methods there are to correct for this if it is possible.
Isn’t part of the MMR vaccine made from aborted human embryo tissue?